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We were moving houses, so I found a new doctor in the area, and she said I needed to get it checked immediately because it didn\u2019t feel \u2018normal.\u2019 I went in on a Friday for an ultrasound and on the Monday, I got the results that it was cancer. Tuesday I had a biopsy and by the following Friday I had the full results. \u003C\/p\u003E\n\u003Cp\u003EAround the same time, I lost the babies I was carrying. I just remember sleeping and crying a lot. I don\u2019t think the idea of having cancer had really kicked in yet because I was also dealing with the loss. \u003C\/p\u003E\n\u003Cp\u003EThe day they called me with more information about the cancer, two doctors told me that my type of cancer was the mutating kind \u2013 so the size was getting bigger, faster and the odds of it spreading would become higher the longer I waited for treatment. It was such a hard decision, but I have 3 kids who were ages one, two and five at the time and I wouldn\u2019t be any good if I wasn\u2019t here. So we made the decision to start chemo right away.\u003C\/p\u003E\n\u003Cp\u003ETwo months later, on New Year\u2019s Eve, they found a blood clot inside my heart. It was literally midnight and I was going in for a CT scan and I just wanted to get home to my kids. There was nothing we could do \u2013 just take blood thinner and hope for the best. Those were really dark months. I remember sitting at my kids\u2019 beds, just crying and hugging. I remember thinking that cancer is not even going to be the thing that kills me \u2013 it\u2019s going to be a blood clot!? What are the odds? After a few months, thankfully, the blood thinners worked and the blood clot dissipated.\u003C\/p\u003E\n\u003Cp\u003EWe continued with treatment and I had a bilateral mastectomy before starting 25 rounds of radiation. At this point I thought we were in the clear. I was getting headaches but never thought it could be a recurrence of cancer. My doctor, who is absolutely amazing, sent me for a series of tests and everything came back negative, but then she sent me for a brain MRI. \u003C\/p\u003E\n\u003Cp\u003EIt was exactly 13 months to the day from my initial diagnosis when I found out I had two spots on my brain. I did have my brain radiation treatment done and the two lesions grew back. A year after they found them, in 2016, I had brain surgery. That was again followed by radiation and right now I\u2019m on no medication; my scar tissue is shrinking and I have no new tumors. Right now my cancer\u2019s \u2018asleep.\u2019 But that can literally change tomorrow.\u003C\/p\u003E\n\u003Cp\u003EEveryone tells me to just live in the moment, but that\u2019s a really hard thing to do. Sometimes I feel like time is my enemy. When all of this first happened, I would go to bed and wonder if I would wake up. But I\u2019ll tell you what helped me: information. Learning about what I have helps me be proactive. Now that I\u2019m more informed, I feel a little more control in my life. But really, it\u2019s my kids that keep me going, they\u2019re my world. I don\u2019t take anything for granted. I might be tired or in pain, but if they have a soccer game, I push myself to go to that soccer game. I don\u2019t take for granted that I can go next week because, for me, there might not be a next week. I can appreciate my time now. Every birthday is the biggest, most important birthday because I just don\u2019t know if it\u2019s the last time I\u2019ll be able to celebrate with them. 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